The Little White Church

The Little White Church

The Little White Church


I was looking back through some old images recently and found this image of Verbena United Methodist Church.  I used to travel to Montgomery frequently and stopped by this church one evening on my way back home.

Verbena is one of those towns that remind me of the movie “Back to the Future”.  I’m sure that many remember when Marty McFly goes back into time and finds that everything that he remembers about his town has changed. Some towns are just like that. You almost feel that you have somehow been transported back into the past.  I love visiting these towns.

Verbena, named after the flower, is a small unincorporated community located in Chilton County, Alabama. The town was built beside the railroad and in its heyday, had two hotels, a bank, a post office, and a general store. During the late 1870′s and 1880′s many families fled the capital city of Montgomery, in fear of Yellow Fever outbreaks. Some stayed in hotels, but many prominent families built summer homes in Verbena.

In 1877, the community constructed their first church. Today Verbena United Methodist Church is still located near the center of town on County Road 59.

I processed “The Little White Church” using the Selective Coloring feature in NiK’s Silver Efex Pro 2.





  1. Marc April 23, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    Nice capture Phillip. The selective colouring is a nice effect.

    • Phillip April 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

      I appreciate it Marc!

  2. Len Saltiel April 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Nicely composed Phillip. Like the selective coloring.

  3. Victoria April 24, 2012 at 7:29 am #

    WOW, very nice… Love this picture.

  4. Jimi Jones April 24, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Wow, Phillip. This is one of the nicest selective color images I’ve seen. The hint of red makes this really pop. Great job, man!

    • Phillip April 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

      Thank you Jimi! As you know, NiK’s Silver Efex Pro 2 does a great job with selective coloring and makes it extremely easy.

  5. LensScaper April 24, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Selective colouring has worked very well here, Phillip. The processing really suits this image.

    • Phillip April 24, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

      Thank you Andy for the great comment!

  6. Edith Levy April 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Just beautiful Phillip. I love the selective color and processing on the this.

    • Phillip April 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

      Thank you Edith I appreciate the wonderful comment!

  7. Andrew Graeme Gould April 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    This is stunning, Phillip!

    • Phillip April 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

      I appreciate it Andrew!

  8. Eden April 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Nice use of selective color, Phillip.

    • Phillip April 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

      Thank you so much Eden!

  9. sherri April 28, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    beautiful church building. i like your processing.

    • Phillip April 28, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

      Thank you Sherri for visiting. I appreciate the comment!

  10. DaniLew April 28, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    A beautiful picture, Phillip! Reminds me of an infrared image.

    • Phillip April 28, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

      Thanks Danielle! You must have been busy lately. I’ve missed your posts.

  11. Denise Ippolito April 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Phillip, Very nicely done. I love the way it came out!

  12. Adam Allegro April 30, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    Lovely selective color Phillip! You nailed this one. Nice work with Silver Efex!

    • Phillip April 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

      Thanks Adam! I really like using Silver Efex.

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